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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,672
Posted By PaulRivers

Sounds like you used to ride with a group who's...

Sounds like you used to ride with a group who's lunch would be about the size you'd fit into a bag like that.

When I was trying to bike commute to work while carrying a change of clothes back and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,672
Posted By PaulRivers

I do remember my grandfather always bragging for...

I do remember my grandfather always bragging for some reason about lunch consisting of an apple and a snickers. Seemed odd. Guess it's just something that happens when you get old.

I know my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,672
Posted By PaulRivers

Is that like...supposed to be gross enough to...

Is that like...supposed to be gross enough to shut down discussion or something?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,672
Posted By PaulRivers

Google search, sadly, failed to find me a...

Google search, sadly, failed to find me a hilarious image of someone trying to carry a footlong subway sandwhich in their tiny jersey pocket...
09-07-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,304
Posted By PaulRivers

But it really is a big leap to jump to the...

But it really is a big leap to jump to the conclusion that it's a diet problem. I could be - but there's so many other possibilities.

- exercise - people used to walk around all day then...
08-30-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,304
Posted By PaulRivers

Classic "is correlation causation" problem... ...

Classic "is correlation causation" problem...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okinawa_diet

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Some people believe it's the diet...but living on islands it could be genetic...or...
08-20-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By PaulRivers

Rear lights last so long it's usually just not...

Rear lights last so long it's usually just not worth it.

Best solution for convenience for me was one of two things:
1. Get a dynamo light - no battery charging ever, generates the electricity as...
08-20-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,023
Posted By PaulRivers

I'm confused about why you're having trouble...

I'm confused about why you're having trouble finding a long last rear light? Most of them last for hours. ..

Planet Bike Grateful Red, 5 hours on steady and 30 hours on flash:...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,838
Posted By PaulRivers

Fenders help in keeping the sand, salt, and grit...

Fenders help in keeping the sand, salt, and grit from getting kicked up onto the chain.

But honestly short of replacing the whole bike the best solution is usually to go with a reliable cheaper...
08-20-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By PaulRivers

Based and experience both biking in the rain and...

Based and experience both biking in the rain and winter cycling you're definitely on the right track.

Outer layer - waterproof breathable, like goretex or event fabric
Inner layer (next to skin)...
08-20-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By PaulRivers

Maybe you have another personality who's out to...

Maybe you have another personality who's out to get you? :D



If it's just random, applying loctite to the screws should stop that from happening in the future. If you keep having it happen...
08-17-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,969
Posted By PaulRivers

There's one thing I kinda miss though didn't use...

There's one thing I kinda miss though didn't use much...friction shifting....at the time it seemed "old" having to figure out and remember how far to slide the lever to actually shift...but what was...
08-11-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By PaulRivers

I don't want to spend time on a contentious...

I don't want to spend time on a contentious debate - I do know that I've seen at least one screen in real life that showed video well, was bright and viewable in sunlight, and would work well for a...
08-10-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By PaulRivers

Last time I used the screen on my fz200 video,...

Last time I used the screen on my fz200 video, panning through the screen, etc looked fine...not sure why video would look worse.
08-10-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By PaulRivers

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) looks like an axiom streamliner disc, I believe it comes with the 1-beam brake-bridge attachment or the 2 beam traditional...
08-10-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By PaulRivers

Other posters have mentioned that the bike might...

Other posters have mentioned that the bike might actually already have rack mounts. But if it doesn't the most straightforward solution is an Axiom Streamliner Disc:...
08-10-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,091
Posted By PaulRivers

I've had the same question and it drives me...

I've had the same question and it drives me nuts...someone back in the day started a company making this exact thing with a "transflective lcd" display that was supposed to be visible in...
08-10-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By PaulRivers

Demo's are where you go and get to ride and try...

Demo's are where you go and get to ride and try out different bikes yourself, for free.

Like here's a listing page for specialized:
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/demo-and-events
08-10-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,046
Posted By PaulRivers

Fyi, there are map apps (like google maps) that...

Fyi, there are map apps (like google maps) that let you download the map to your phone so the app still works without reception. I've used Nokia HERE when driving across the country and hit a spot...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,873
Posted By PaulRivers

Yeah, no reason to buy a roadbike and convert -...

Yeah, no reason to buy a roadbike and convert - nowadays you can just buy a lightweight skinny tire flat bar road bike.

Someone I know already owned the road bike and did the conversion to a flat...
08-04-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,163
Posted By PaulRivers

I carry the peel-and-stick patches...you can fit...

I carry the peel-and-stick patches...you can fit like 10 in the postage-stamp sized container...I almost never need them but when I do they work fine for the rest of the ride...then I replace the...
08-04-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,163
Posted By PaulRivers

Had a few times there was no practical way to fix...

Had a few times there was no practical way to fix things...
Had a 70's steel frame rust out (or the weld went back) at the bottom bracket...
Had a ulock refuse to unlock...
There's just a few...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By PaulRivers

Those...look like rack mount holes, I think? ...

Those...look like rack mount holes, I think?



Practically speaking, any of those options would work...aesthetically, I prefer the brake bridge mount.

edit: oh, there's another option, I used...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,522
Posted By PaulRivers

Synthetic shorts are definitely the best - they...

Synthetic shorts are definitely the best - they don't wear from rubbing the seat - and it's your leg muscles producing power and heat and shorts keep them cool.
Forum: Commuting
07-25-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By PaulRivers

The Tubus Disco illustrates the easiest way to do...

The Tubus Disco illustrates the easiest way to do this:
http://bicycletouringshop.com/prodimages/discolarge.jpg

The bottom rack mount point has the rear wheel skewer pass through it - giving the...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 21,263
Posted By PaulRivers

Opinions vary...but the thing I found annoying...

Opinions vary...but the thing I found annoying about the multipedals was needing to flip them over with my foot every time I stopped and started again.

The ones I had were unpredictable which...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By PaulRivers

DMR Vaults have been the most comfortable pedal I...

DMR Vaults have been the most comfortable pedal I used for my size 12 feet:
https://www.dmrbikes.com/Catalogue/Pedals/Vault-2/Vault-NEW
...
06-29-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,714
Posted By PaulRivers

There's a few regular differences between...

There's a few regular differences between different price points on the same model of bike:
- weight
- functionality (does the shifter shift right away, does it shift under load, etc)
- durability...
04-27-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,182
Posted By PaulRivers

I know people who to relax play the same videos...

I know people who to relax play the same videos games they grew up with over and over again. Their day job is full of change and novelty, when they want to relax they want something predictable and...
04-20-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,571
Posted By PaulRivers

I think people just adapted to one kind of valve...

I think people just adapted to one kind of valve as a kid, now they use the valve without looking at it, their brain doesn't adjust because they're doing it from memory, it's not in front of them....
04-06-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,359
Posted By PaulRivers

I also switched away from clipless completely....

I also switched away from clipless completely. Five Ten flat bike shoes use a special grippy rubber compound that really grabs on metal pins, DMR Vault Pedals are large slightly curved and the most...
04-06-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,359
Posted By PaulRivers

Opinions vary, I had those but thought they were...

Opinions vary, I had those but thought they were the worst of all worlds...always had to look down and check which side was up and physically flip the pedal over with my foot half the time. Some...
04-06-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,359
Posted By PaulRivers

Is there some way to get a long-lever level of...

Is there some way to get a long-lever level of force with an allen key? I've always thought there must be, but have never found a tool that would do it.
...
03-07-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,910
Posted By PaulRivers

There's nothing better than the Marathon Plus's...

There's nothing better than the Marathon Plus's (among tires that take air). Other manufacturers might make tires that are the same. I don't know if the hardcases are meant to compete directly with...
03-07-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,910
Posted By PaulRivers

Schalbe Marathon Plus's are the best for puncture...

Schalbe Marathon Plus's are the best for puncture resistance.

Everything you're doing after that is messing around with "well, ok, I'll give up some flat protection for ride quality, what's the...
03-02-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,910
Posted By PaulRivers

Then you should get Schwalbe Marathon Plus's, end...

Then you should get Schwalbe Marathon Plus's, end of story kinda.
03-02-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,910
Posted By PaulRivers

That's what everyone wants...no one is trying to...

That's what everyone wants...no one is trying to say it's a bad thing to want...we're saying everyone has tried to find it over and over and no one's found the unicorn.

Todays tires are actually...
12-25-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,526
Posted By PaulRivers

If you need to be waterproof, some materials...

If you need to be waterproof, some materials (goretex, event) are more breathable.

If you don't need to waterproof, I know from experience the best is windproof-front breathable-back....
12-25-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,917
Posted By PaulRivers

The idea of stiff soles being more efficient is...

The idea of stiff soles being more efficient is not proven, and it is most likely a myth. You can search youtube for comparison videos - it doesn't make a measurable difference even when measured...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,244
Posted By PaulRivers

As others pointed out you ended up with the wrong...

As others pointed out you ended up with the wrong shoe/cleat combination. You have road shoes (nothing around the cleat) but mountain 2 bolt pedals. If you want to stay with clipless you'd be far...
06-17-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By PaulRivers

Dmr Vault Pedals: ...

Dmr Vault Pedals:
https://www.amazon.com/DMR-Vault-Pedal-Alloy-Platform/dp/B07G3GN9B7/

I use them because they're the most comfortable pedals I've used. Expensive though. Raceface Chesters are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,174
Posted By PaulRivers

I had a 70's steel frame crack at the bottom...

I had a 70's steel frame crack at the bottom bracket while riding it due to rusting out from the inside of the frame.
My coworkers had a new steel fork break while riding almost immediately after...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By PaulRivers

It's relatively minor, it's just a personal...

It's relatively minor, it's just a personal nitpik of mine.

The racks themselves are rock solid. The problem is the plastic piece on the bag that slides into the metal thing on the rack can bump...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,071
Posted By PaulRivers

They work fine. Two drawbacks to them: -...

They work fine. Two drawbacks to them:
- They're styling is ok but I prefer better styling
- When you hit a bump with the bike the attachment system is more likely to make noise than straps do
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,304
Posted By PaulRivers

I said I was embarrassed I spent so much time and...

I said I was embarrassed I spent so much time and money trying to make them work for me when they obviously weren't working. It's absurd I was spending years trying to make it work when I could have...
Forum: Touring
05-28-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,304
Posted By PaulRivers

Part of the comparison to "flats" is like which...

Part of the comparison to "flats" is like which one is the person talking about?
- The cheap slick pedals the bike shop including with their bike
- Better make pedals with pins
- Pedals with pins...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,304
Posted By PaulRivers

In any large group of people half the group could...

In any large group of people half the group could find something preferable while the other half finds the other thing preferrable. But they've tested this with pro/semi pro racers and in the lab on...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,304
Posted By PaulRivers

Yeah, there's a whole myth about clipless being...

Yeah, there's a whole myth about clipless being more efficient or faster. People see the attachment to the pedal and naturally think "must increase efficiency". But you can search youtube for...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,304
Posted By PaulRivers

I had similar issues with flats. Five Ten shoes...

I had similar issues with flats. Five Ten shoes solved that problem for me. They grip rock/metal pins on pedals nearly as solidly as clipless. While still letting you pull your foot up off the pedal....
Forum: Touring
05-23-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,304
Posted By PaulRivers

I don't think that's accurate that bike...

I don't think that's accurate that bike messengers use straps nowadays.

They're the worst of everything...
- worse to get your foot out in an emergency than flats or clipless
- getting back in...
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